Amsterdam Weekend Guide November 27, 28 & 29

26 November 2015

Weekend tips for November 27, 28 & 29

Yesssss, it’s weekend again! And I don’t want to envy you, but I’m enjoying some sunshine in Cape Verde this week. Of course I’m going to share all my travel stories with you as soon as I’m back. The sun is maybe not shining in Amsterdam but there is one other good thing this weekend in Amsterdam: food… a lot of food! If you are a real foodie like me, visit the Foodfestival Amsterdam at the Rai! Or are you more in the mood to watch a documentary? IDFA is still going on this weekend! Also cool: Amsterdam Light Festival is will open this Saturday. And did you see our new list for the 10 coolest stores with Sinterklaas gifts for men already? Or the new Westerpark Guide? >> Have a great weekend!

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BUTTON WEEKENDGUIDE FOOD– We made some new lists for you!
>> 21 hotspots at Westerpark
>> 12 work spots in Amsterdam with wifi and good coffee
>> 19 breakfast spots in Amsterdam

– From Thursday until Sunday you can visit the food mecca: Foodfestival Amsterdam. Taste delicious food from 70 different food trucks!

– The Friday afternoon drinks party Frits: goes Foodfestival Amsterdam! Frits will have their own drinking corner with music!

– Another cool Friday afternoon drinks party is Vodka Vriday at Bluespoon Bar. Come and visit this place for wodka, bites and beats!

– This Saturday you can visit Foodfilm Festival Amsterdam @ IDFA at Vlaams Cultuurhuis de Brakke Grond. Watch documentaries about food and taste meat!

– Are you interested in a healthy Sunday brunch? Good Food Collective is organising a very healthy brunch this Sunday at Marits. Don’t forget to make a reservation.

– The coolest brunch with live music is every Sunday at Americano until the end of the year. So check out PRONTO where the Fabulous Shaker Boys are ready to make you some very fine cocktails.

– This Sunday you can have dinner at the secret restaurant Appartement K! For one day they open a restaurant at a secret location in town. And truste me: they know how to cook! Only few spots left so make sure to make a reservation!

We love these places for Friday afterwork drinks!:
* Check our list with 10 Friday afterwork drinks spots in Amsterdam!
* Pllek is always a good idea for Feeling Friday.
* SoSo Lobi at Waterkant is highly recommended for summer vibes, beer and roti!

These spots just opened!:
Dim Sum Now
Bar Jackson Dubois
Wilde Westen

Some foodie proof lists to make your life easier :-)
* 30 restaurants in the city center
* 17 nicest breakfast spots in town
* 14 healthy hotspots we love
* 47 great coffee bars in Amsterdam
* 24 cocktail bars in Amsterdam

Check the blog for more lists! >>

– The International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) is still running! Until November 29 you can see interesting, funny, moving and educational documentary’s at several movie theatres in town. We selected the 8 movies that you can’t miss!

– Come and see the cool light artworks at Amsterdam Light Festival! This Saturday is the opening and you can enjoy this cool type of art until January 17.

– Do you want to see more art? Participate with the Amsterdam Art Weekend! Gallery’s through the whole city are showing amazing art from new young talents.

– Do you feel like ice skating at a very cool location? Museumplein just opened Ice Amsterdam for 100 days off winter pleasure.

– For more winter vibes go to Wintermarkt Amsterdam at Rembrandtplein. This market is open until January 17.

– Visit also the Rommelige Zondag Markt (flea market) at Marktkantine for music, food, shopping and entertainment.

– Another cool event on Sunday is The Basement Sale  at the Vergulden Eenhoorn. Find here cool bargains. Come here for the good atmosphere, shopping, eating and drinking :-)

– The Marnixbad is organising Rooftop MovienightWatch a comedy while you are floating in the water!

This Saturday and Sunday is ELLE Decoration LIVE with inspiring workshop about design. Do you want to be part of the workshops? Don’t forget to buy tickets!


– Fab. Sample Sale  is the place to be this Friday until Sunday for some good shopping! Score some cool fashion items at Pistache, Frederiksplein.

– Another cool sample sale this Saturday and Sunday is LaDress! Don’t forget to apply via

– For your early Christmas shopping go to BY1OAK Pop-up @ The Hoxton Amsterdam this Saturday!

– Have you visited the new concept store Draagbaar ? This is a clothing store and hair dresser in one!

– Looking for Sinterklaas presents for you mum, sisters or girlfriend? We listed the 10 coolest shops to find Sinterklaas presents. Or go to one of these concept stores for kids!

– Also cool this weekend is the Sinterklaas Market this Sunday at Westergasfabriek. Find here the coolest Sinterklaas gifts.

– For more shopping go to Cheap Monday Pre-AW16 Sample Sale this Sunday at Saenredamstraat 61.

– There are much more cool shops in Amsterdam! Check them here >>

– Do you want to go shopping in Amsterdam North? Check this video for our favourite addresses.

BUTTON WEEKENDGUIDE MUSEUM– The new expo Then & Now is opened until Sunday at Gallery Villa del Arte. Frank E. Hollywood is presenting his newest expo’s ‘Neo gilded age’ and ‘Neo nostalgia’.

Foam has a new exhibition: We May Have Met BeforeSeven Chinese artists give insight in China with focus on the cultural climate, artistic developments and photography.

– The Amsterdam Museum has a new cool exhibition: Graffiti: New York Meets the Dam. The exhibition shows graffiti from New York and Amsterdam from the 70 & 80’s.

– Visit the exhibition: Magnum Contact Sheets at Foam because it’s almost finished! With the use of original contact sheets and vintage prints you can see how iconic pictures were made (until December 9).

– Let’s go back to the 60s! At the Tropenmuseum with the The Sixties expo! Fashion, design, music, architecture and photographs from the 60’s are exposed.

– Van Gogh goes hand in hand with Munch during Munch: Van Gogh at Van Gogh Museum from September 25 until January 17.

– Party all weekend long at Radion Weekender! You can dance non stop from Friday until Sunday because Radion has a 24-hours license!

– For good tunes, cool people and fun go to Edelwise at Het Sieraad for the coolest party on Friday.

– Up for some good weekend music? Every weekend we make a new playlist on Spotify! Check our playlists here >>

– Feel like clubbing this weekend? This is where you need to be: The Warehouse, Club Closure and Radion. They have great parties every week!

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Anne de Buck

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